Misconceptions About the REST Architectural StyleWith that out of the way I can address the straw man argument presented in Damien's post. Damien states that building a RESTful Web Service is about using the HTTP PUT and DELETE methods instead of using HTTP POST when designing a Web API. In fact, he goes further to describe it as "the RESTful verb architecture" implying that choice of HTTP verbs that your service supports is the essence of REST.This is incorrect.
In his post "Explaining REST to Damien Katz", Dare Obasanjo explains the advantages of REST in his words. A must read in my opinion!